ECF News


Congratulations to new FIDE Arbiters

Following the decision on Arbiter title applications approved by the recent FIDE Council Meeting, England now has two more FIDE Arbiters. I am sure that…


Endgame Challenge Rerun

The ECF is scheduling a one-day Endgame Challenge Rerun on Saturday 29th January with IM Lorin D’Costa (above right) and GM Keith Arkell (above left)….


Congratulations to Harry Grieve!

Harry gained his first IM norm with a terrific score of 7/9 to take joint top spot in the Roquetas Open. Along the way he…



ECF Book of the Year – shortlist

The shortlist this year features remarkably different books on two of the greatest World Champions; the first is an inside story of the coaching that…


ECF Book of the Year 2019 – shortlist

This year’s selections include two types of books that have never reached the BOY Short List before: one featuring end game studies and the other…


Book of the Year 2018 shortlist

The large number of varied and interesting books this year made the selection particularly difficult, but the choice came down to books by two new…


Book of the Year 2017 – shortlist

The Short List this year contains four differing and wide ranging books reflecting the different personalities of the writers.  Two long standing world class players…


ECF Book of the Year shortlist 2016

The choice this year is between four books, representing differing aspects of chess literature, but all excellent in their own way.  Three of these deal…


Book of the Year 2015 – shortlist

The four books this year have individual identities, all of which feature different aspects of the game. Despite the difficulty of writing something original on…


Book of the Year 2014 – shortlist

This year the choice is between three books which reflect different aspects of historic giants of the game, offset by a vibrant collection of attacking…


ECF Book of the Year 2013 shortlist

The books chosen this year reflect a trend in modern chess publishing to include biography, training and entertainment all in one volume. Judit Polgar –…